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Virtual North Wilkesboro to host Pro Invitational iRacing Series scheduled finale

1996 First Union 400

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - APRIL 14, 1996: Terry Labonte (No 5) and Elton Sawyer (No 27) bring the field to the start of the First Union 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Mark Martin is in No. 6 and the No. 43 is Bobby Hamilton. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)

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North Wilkesboro Speedway will be raced on once again, virtually.

The former NASCAR track in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, will be the site of the scheduled final round of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Fox.

The announcement was made during today’s Pro Invitational race on a virtual Dover International Speedway.

North Wilkesboro, a .625-mile track, last hosted a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sept. 29, 1996, a race won by Jeff Gordon.

Late last year, NBC Sports analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. led an effort to scan the track so it could be incorporated on the iRacing service.

More: North Wilkesboro makes its way to iRacing.

Earnhardt will debut the digital version of the historic track Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on his Twitch channel as part of a look at how the scanning of the track came together.